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01-27-2012 03:43 PM  6 years agoPost 1
taxus812

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So I was listening to an interview with Bobby Watts on RChelination.com. He was discussing his time with miniature aircraft and speaking about the company in general. He highlighted that it is a small U.S. business. Since then I started noticing that many of the companies I am getting components from are also small U.S. based businesses. I like that and feel it is important. It was really cool to realize that when I was asking questions about a product I was getting an email back from the owner. (Heck when I had an issue with the download count on smacktalk Bert emailed me back. ) Since then I became conscious of the little guys who make great products. (I even don't mind if sometimes I pay a bit more because their product has a small consumer market)

I was thinking of starting a list of them so others can take notice.

Dou you think this is a good idea ?

Man is so anxious about his future that he does not enjoy the present. - Dalai Lama

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01-27-2012 04:17 PM  6 years agoPost 2
esmoglo

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Heck yea but ask Mr.Ryder first...

Ugly can be fixed stupid is forever!

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01-27-2012 05:19 PM  6 years agoPost 3
taxus812

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I am personally now always looking at the about us.

Man is so anxious about his future that he does not enjoy the present. - Dalai Lama

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01-27-2012 06:15 PM  6 years agoPost 4
Crashr30

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Post'em all.

Now if the government would get on board, small businesses would have a better chance at surviving.

Team Synergy RC, Team Bobby Jacks, PowerMaster Fuels, Team Scorpion, YS Engines

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01-27-2012 09:01 PM  6 years agoPost 5
Noobyflyer

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Oh boy

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01-27-2012 09:05 PM  6 years agoPost 6
thenewguy

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Corvallis, Oregon Where there is liquid sunshine!

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I'm in the process of setting up accounts for things I'm working on. I'm making sure they are all USA businesses. There are some very good people to do business with here in the USA for this hobby. I encourage it all.

Thanks,
Chris

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01-27-2012 10:27 PM  6 years agoPost 7
taxus812

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The more I'm thinking of it the more realize. The hobby shop is a small business, many of the online retailers are and so are many component manufacturers. so shop away knowing you are keeping us all a float.

Man is so anxious about his future that he does not enjoy the present. - Dalai Lama

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01-27-2012 11:05 PM  6 years agoPost 8
VKGT

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I'd be interested in a list. Thanks for the idea, subsribing

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01-28-2012 12:19 AM  6 years agoPost 9
Kelly Fairbanks

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I would as well. Great idea!!!!

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01-28-2012 01:36 AM  6 years agoPost 10
RM3

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would definately be nice to know what percentage of thier product is domestic (actually made not just assembled here), or just resale items actually made overseas...

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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01-28-2012 01:55 AM  6 years agoPost 11
MichiganFlyer

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The problem is the LHS doesn't have anything on the shelf. And Eflite witch they carry, the important parts are ALWAYS gone. You would think they would realize the call for them and stock more. But no. they waiting for there 10yr sitting on the shelf stuff to sell.
I gave up on my LHS and order online from other American shops.

Friends don't encourage friends to fly helis! It can cause part shortages.

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01-28-2012 02:26 AM  6 years agoPost 12
JGeorgic

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RCBooya Products

Proudly Make in the United States of America

Thanks for all your support !

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01-28-2012 03:54 AM  6 years agoPost 13
Eco8gator

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I give this post a few more hours till it gets shut down....

Xera Motors
ProBar
Minicopter
Thunder Power

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01-28-2012 06:10 AM  6 years agoPost 14
dodgeguy44

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Does this mean we no longer buy Taiwan or China built helicopters and parts? How many brands are built here? One? I know there is Miniature Aircraft. Any others?

If my wife had another job I'd have more Helicopters

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01-28-2012 06:21 AM  6 years agoPost 15
The man

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I think Bergen is.

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01-28-2012 06:53 AM  6 years agoPost 16
dodgeguy44

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Yes it is. and maybe Mongoose?

What will we do for radios and electronics?

If my wife had another job I'd have more Helicopters

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01-28-2012 10:24 AM  6 years agoPost 17
shawmcky

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How many say"All parts made in U.S.A"?and free advertising will not keep RR afloat though.Nice idea though in a perfect world

Team- unbiased opinion.K.I.S.S principle upheld here

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